Hurl yourself down three-quarters of ice for the most extreme thrill in Switzerland, at the Cresta run in St Moritz. This route is so slippery that you can only go down it on a toboggan and sorry ladies, but it’s strictly men only.
This season, men over 18 will be able to experience this unique ride on non-race days at the Cresta run private club. This includes all weekends, so it’s not difficult to fit this into your European skiing itinerary for the season.
The Cresta is the only natural ice run in the world; winding its way from above the Leaning Tower in St Moritz down a steep gully through ten testing corners, past the tiny hamlet of Cresta, to the village of Celerina. The total drop is 514 ft and the gradient varies from 1 in 2.8 to 1 in 8.7.
The first Cresta Run was completed in January 1885 and took nearly nine weeks to build. It is still built from scratch every year using the natural contours of the valley and earth banks to provide a framework on which to pile the snow.
For more information about how you can test your nerve against this icy behemoth, visit: www.cresta-run.com